J Tomas Lopez

History of Photography

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Tomas Lopez, is  a Professor of the Department of Art and Art History.

Professor Lopez has degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from Fordham University, a Master of Media Arts in Film and Video and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography and Modernist Theory from the University of South Florida.

He has been awarded the Florida Individual Artist Grant, the Cintas Foundation Fellowship, and the NEA Award in the Visual Arts as well as other national and international fellowships. He is nationally and internationally known for his large-scale digital prints ranging from underwater photographs of the nude figure, politically charged iconic flags and a series of riders on the Metro system in six cities around the world.

Professor Lopez has been showcased in over three hundred fifty group exhibitions and thirty-five solo exhibitions. His work is included in many permanent collections: The Library of Congress, (DC) The Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of American Art, La Biblioteque Nationale de France (Paris), The International Museum of Photography, the Museum of Modern Art, (NY) and in many other museums, public and private collections.

His work has been exhibited across the United States, Europe, China, Japan and in numerous publications. 

He has been with the University of Miami since 1994 where he lives and works with his wife, Carol Todaro.